Day 12: Art Resolutions-The beauty of a gesture

imageArt Resolutions is a 2015 self-imposed charge to create an artistic study each day for a year. Welcome to Day 12.

I was introduced to gesture drawing in high school and it was an odd concept for me to wrap my arms around. Before then, art was craftsmanship, perfection. I had no real comprehension of modern art beyond my attraction to the magnetic colors of the impressionists and Fauves. But the attraction, freedom, and intimacy of the gesture drawing quickly captivated me. This morning was a return to my tulip chair and the freedom of a quick capture of the moment and some experimentation with different stylistic techniques and mixed media. A satisfying 10 minutes.

Bea from Dog-in-the Hole contributed some great black and white photographic studies this week. Can I surmise the rest of you have been creating studies quietly in your own corner of the world? Maybe they are still trying to get out of your head. I hope so.




About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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